Roger Fidler often starts his day by reading the Los Angeles Times on his Amazon Kindle DX.
He’s up early and doesn’t like waiting for The New York Times to hit the doorstep at his home in Columbia, Mo. The paper can sometimes be late, something that’s not a problem with electronic delivery.
For Fidler, program director for digital publishing at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, the habits he’s cultivated during a lifetime as a morning newspaper reader just may be a clue about who’s likely to enjoy an e-reader.
“It’s much closer to reading on paper,” said Fidler, describing the newspaper experience on a Kindle DX screen (9.7″ diagonal, black and white). “It’s probably why I like it. And it’s probably why other print-centric people will, too.”